How to Make Brown Dye in Minecraft

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Are you looking to add a little more color to your Minecraft world? Do you want to increase the attractiveness and beauty of your world using all possible dyes? Then this article is for you.

Brown dyes are quite rare in Minecraft. Although not the prettiest color you can get, it is still very useful as you can use it for a variety of things such as dyeing leather armor, carpets or for use in decoration of the House. The brown color dye is notoriously difficult to manufacture due to the need for cocoa beans. Although it is a rarer material, there are several ways to get this crafting ingredient, from knowing which biome to find it, to trading with villagers.

This article explains how to make brown dye in various forms and how to use it. This is a step-by-step guide to solving your brown hair dye dilemma.

Minecraft Brown Dye Recipe

To create a brown dye in Minecraft, only one material is required: cocoa beans. Cacao beans only grow on jungle trees in jungle biomes. However, anyone familiar with Minecraft knows that the jungle biomes are one of the rarest areas you can find. If you are lucky enough to find a biome in the jungle, you will need to harvest the cocoa beans that grow on the trees.

Once you find Cocoa Beans, the crafting recipe is simple. Simply process a cocoa bean directly into a brown dye at a crafting table or in your individual 2×2 crafting grid.

Cultivation of cocoa beans

The great thing about Cacao Beans is that they’re super easy to farm at your base after finding a jungle biome for the first time. Just be sure to pick up Cocoa Beans and a Jungle Log (or sapling) to take home. Plant a Cacao Bean on the side of a Jungle Log and you will now have infinitely renewable Cacao Beans!

Minecraft Cocoa Bean Farm

Other Ways to Find Cocoa Beans and Brown Dye

Additionally, you can run this dye during gameplay through a specific command.

Use the command as shown below:

Order the Minecraft Cocoa Beans

As we just said, you may be able to trade with villagers to get Brown Dye or Cacao Beans.

You might find a Wandering Trader roaming your Minecraft world randomly, and they have a chance to trade any color dye for an Emerald in Java Edition. In Bedrock Edition, they can sell Cocoa Beans for an Emerald.

Since wandering traders are quite rare, you might be better off trading with a normal villager. In both editions, an expert level shepherd has a chance to exchange a brown dye for an emerald.

Wandering Merchant Brown Dye Trade

How to Use Brown Dye in Minecraft

The main purpose of a dye is to add color to an item. By using brown dye, your gear and weapons will be stained with this dark color. You can use dye to color a wide range of items in a crafting table, and you can also use brown dye in your main hand to change the color of a tamed wolf collar, cat collar, or the color of a sheep. You can also use colored dye to change the color of leather armor.

Only a few of the items that can be dyed in a crafting table are;

  • Beds
  • Candles
  • Glass
  • Shulker Boxes
  • Terracotta

tincture of brown candle making recipe

Brown dye, like others, can be used to weave banners on a loom or in a crafting table. Additionally, you can customize your banners by choosing from a variety of different designs. Banners are crucial for showcasing a specific area or for use as decoration.

Minecraft Brown Flower Banner

Brown dye, like other colors, can be used to make fireworks. You can craft them with gunpowder. Additionally, you can use this colorant to repaint or recolor your firework stars. To produce brown fireworks, you have a crafting table, brown dye, and gunpowder.

Minecraft brown firework star

If you want to build with brown concrete or brown concrete powder, you will need brown stain. The recipe for making concrete powder is below, and you just need to place it or flood it with water to turn it into hard concrete.

Minecraft in brown concrete powder

So, brown dye has multiple uses in Minecraft, from decorating things in your home to using building materials and changing the color of your armor. Although it can be a bit of a pain to get due to its rarity, there are several ways to get it, and once you have cocoa beans you can start growing your cocoa bean supply closer to your basis.

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